Bayern Munich linked with move for Lille's Eden Hazard - report

One of the key players in Rudi Garcia's title-winning team is on the radar of Germany's biggest club as they continue to embark upon a summer spending spree
Bayern Munich have joined the list of clubs chasing Lille's Eden Hazard, according to reports from France.

The Bavarian giants have already signed Manuel Neuer, Nils Petersen and Rafinha for next season, and according to L'Equipe, Hazard is seen as a possible replacement should one of Bayern's first-choice attacking quartet of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Mario Gomez or Thomas Muller leave the Allianz Arena this summer.

However, in addition to Bayern's requirement to sell a player in order for a move for the Belgian international to become a distinct possibility, Lille have steadfastly refused to open the door to a move away from the club for any of their top stars, except in the event of a sizeable offer.

"Like all players of this era, he [Hazard] is curious. There are offers which cannot be refused but they would have to be silly sums of money. It is 99.9 per cent sure that he will not leave because we want to keep him," Lille's general director Frederic Paquet explained.

Hazard, who at the age of 20 is seen as one of Europe's brightest prospects, contributed seven goals and nine assists in 37 appearances on the way to the Ligue 1 Player of the Season award, and also has the likes of Inter and Liverpool interested in securing his services.

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